Michelle Frances is a graduate of Bournemouth Film School and the Masters programme at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles. She has worked for several years in film and TV as a script editor and producer for both the independent sector and the BBC.

The Girlfriend, her debut psychological thriller, has been optioned by Imaginarium Studios for film adaptation.  Translation rights have sold in nineteen foreign territories. The Playground is her sixth novel, following best-sellers The Boyfriend, Sisters, The Daughter and the Temp.

Michelle lives in East Sussex with her family and very sweet field spaniel, Ripley.

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